Boeing bosses’ drive for profit leads to deadly plane crashes

Vol. 83/No. 13 - April 1, 2019

Over the last five months the new flagship of Boeing’s fleet — the 737 MAX airliner — went down in Ethiopia and Indonesia shortly after takeoff in two similar and deadly crashes that took 346 lives. At fault is the…

Solidarity with victims of anti-Muslim killings

Vol. 83/No. 13 - April 1, 2019

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — A brutal massacre by a rightist shooter that left 50 dead and dozens injured at two mosques in the city of Christchurch March 15 has been seized on by ruling politicians to rally support behind their…

No to attacks on Muslims, mosques in New Zealand!

Protest NZ rulers’ efforts to restrict political rights!
Vol. 83/No. 13 - April 1, 2019
March 16 march in Melbourne, Australia, protesting anti-immigrant lone gunman’s armed assault on worshippers attending services at two mosques in New Zealand that killed 50.

The following statement was issued March 16 by the Communist League in New Zealand. The Communist League condemns, in the strongest way, the rightist shooting massacre at the Al Noor and Linwood mosques in Christchurch that has left 50 dead…

Sign up for International May Day Cuba Brigade

Vol. 83/No. 12 - March 25, 2019

CHICAGO — More than 30 people turned out here for a March 10 film showing to build and raise funds for the 14th May Day International Volunteer Work Brigade in Solidarity with Cuba. The event was sponsored by the Chicago…

Supreme Court puts limits on cops seizing property, a gain for workers

Vol. 83/No. 12 - March 25, 2019

For the first time, a U.S. Supreme Court decision Feb. 20 placed limits on state and local authorities arbitrarily seizing and keeping or selling a person’s personal property, such as cars, houses and money, on grounds that they’re linked to…

Democrats’ fractures widen in cover-up of anti-Semitic remarks

Vol. 83/No. 12 - March 25, 2019
Overflow crowd at Pittsburgh vigil Oct. 27, 2018, after murder of 11 Jews at synagogue there. Inset, Rabbi Alexander Davis speaks at rally at Dar Al Farooq Islamic Center, Bloomington, Minnesota, Aug. 8, 2017, following bombing of mosque. Many Somali workers in that area say they recall the support they got from Jews there and oppose Rep. Ilhan Omar’s recent anti-Semitic slanders.

A series of anti-Semitic remarks made by new Congresswoman Ilhan Omar have widened rifts in the Democratic Party and among liberals. Some have criticized her; others made excuses for her, saying she didn’t understand what she was saying; and some,…

‘In a deepgoing revolution, women want to take part’

Vol. 83/No. 12 - March 25, 2019
Asela de los Santos, right, receiving award in 1974 from Vilma Espín, both of whom had been leaders of the Federation of Cuban Women. Also present are Fidel Castro and Raúl Castro.

The excerpt below is from Women in Cuba:The Making of a Revolution Within the Revolution by three leaders of the Federation of Cuban Women, Vilma Espín, Asela de los Santos and Yolander Ferrer. It is one of Pathfinder’s Books of…

Protests continue in fight against police killing of Stephon Clark

Vol. 83/No. 12 - March 25, 2019
Students in Sacramento, California, walk out to protest March 2 decision by District Attorney Anne-Marie Schubert to not bring charges against cops who killed Stephon Clark.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A series of protests have taken place here almost daily since Sacramento District Attorney Anne-Marie Schubert announced March 2 that no charges would be filed against Terrence Mercadal and Jared Robinet, the cops who killed Stephon Clark…

‘Workers need to organize our own party to take power’

Vol. 83/No. 12 - March 25, 2019
Truck driver Bill Scholl gets subscription to the Militant from Samantha Hamlin, Socialist Workers Party candidate for mayor of Troy, in his driveway in Waterford, New York, March 9.

In Opelika, Alabama, the next town over from tornado-devastated Beauregard, Janice Lynn reports that she and fellow Socialist Workers Party member Dave Ferguson went door to door March 8. They introduced the party and discussed the effects of the March…

Celebrate the political life of veteran communist in UK

Vol. 83/No. 12 - March 25, 2019
Jim Spaul speaking at London meeting, 2012. Spaul, who died March 6, shouldered a range of leadership responsibilities over three decades to strengthen and build the Communist League.

LONDON — Jim Spaul, a leader of the Communist League, died here suddenly March 6, after battling a debilitating illness from working in the mines. A three-decades-long veteran of the communist movement, Spaul shouldered a range of leadership responsibilities, including…